Today’s author is here with her newest release, the third in her Perfect World series. She’s also written a vampire series (I’ve read one of the books and it’s fabulous) if that’s your beverage of choice (I’m not implying blood). She’s no stranger to shadow people, but just wishes they’d give her more notice before showing up. Welcome Shari Sakurai!
Which unsolved murder fascinates you the most?
I would say it is the death of Rey Rivera, which was featured on Unsolved Mysteries. The police said it was suicide, but I honestly don’t know how they came to that conclusion as there were so many strange things about that case and to me all of them pointed to murder! I really hope that one day the truth comes out to give his poor family the closure they need.
Do you believe in any ‘mythical’ monsters like chupacabras or shadow people?
Definitely! I have seen shadow people before. None of my encounters have been frightening but they always make me jump as they appear when I am least expecting them too!
If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf, etc.), which would you choose?
I have a black (and white) cat so I kind of already do have a spooky pet! I’ve had a black rat before too!
Have you ever traveled as research for any of your books?
When I went to Japan in 2015 part of this was research for Demon’s Life. I went to a castle in Kyoto and learned a lot for reference when writing. I am also using this knowledge for my current WIP Demon’s Past too.
Have pets ever gotten in the way of your writing?
Tash doesn’t really get in the way, but she loves to be close to me when I am writing. She will often sleep on top of my laptop case, so it is permanently covered in cat hair!
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on Demon’s Past, which is the next installment in my Demon’s Blood universe. Demon’s Past is set in the 1800s and explores how Taku and Thane met as well as Thane’s path to becoming a vampire.
Eric Rawlins has made the people of England a promise. That he will stand for them against Ivan Williams and the L.S.A, but with politics and agendas threatening to dictate his every move, Eric struggles to find allies that he can trust.
When a daring mission to rescue Adam’s staff goes awry, Eric finds that he is starting to question himself in ways that shake him to the very core. Whilst grappling with his inner turmoil, Eric can also see that Adam is struggling against his own demons.
As the pressure begins to build, Eric takes the fight to Williams. However, Adam’s dangerous obsession with revenge threatens to not only put the entire operation in jeopardy, but his relationship with Eric too.
Author Bio and Social Media
Shari Sakurai is a British author of paranormal, horror, science fiction and fantasy novels that almost always feature a LGBTQ protagonist and/or antagonist. She has always loved to write and it is her escape from the sometimes stressful modern life!
Aside from writing, Shari enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to (loud!) music, going to rock concerts and learning more about other societies and cultures. Japanese culture is of particular interest to her and she often incorporates Japanese themes and influences into her work.
Shari loves a challenge and has taken part and won the National Novel Writing Month challenge thirteen times!